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Vol. 13, No. 46 Week of November 16, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Navy targeted Arctic reserve in 1920s

Presidential order establishes expanse of tundra the size of West Virginia as area designated for petroleum exploration

Rose Ragsdale

For Petroleum News

By executive order, President Warren G. Harding created the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4 (now National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska), in 1923, setting aside nearly 24 million acres, or about 38,000 square miles of the Arctic Slope of Alaska for future petroleum needs of the U.S. government. NPR-4 amou....

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